Breakthrough prosthetic hand restores amputee’s sense of touch

Dennis Sørensen smiles confidently with his new robotic hand as he flexes his robotic fingers, and gingerly closes them around a disposable plastic cup. Sørensen is blindfolded but he instantly recognizes what he is touching. Round. Hard. Breakable. Lethargic sensory nerves, rusty and unused since an accident nine years ago, begin to stir.

 

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Robohand: A 3D printed functional prosthetic hand at a DIY price

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Twelve year old Dylan Laas says Robohand makes him look like Darth Vader. Dylan is missing the fingers on one hand as a result of Amniotic Band Syndrome. For $150, the 3-D printed Robohand lets him grab things with bendable fingers, which most prosthetic hands don’t. (Video)

 

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Introducing the XT9 Air – The most advanced energy storing prosthetic knee on the market

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The XT9 Air will take you places like no other.

The XT9 Air is the most advanced energy storing prosthetic knee available on the market, allowing above knee (AK) amputees the ability to telemark ski, wake board, rock climb, and many other activities that they have been unable to do on conventional prosthetic equipment.

The XT9 Air will be one of the featured products at the 8th Annual DaVinci Inventor Showcase. Recently inventor Jarem Frye took a moment to tell us more about his amazing invention…

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‘Living Skin’ – ultra-realistic prosthetic limbs that have freckles, hairs and even tattoos

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Touch Bionics has recently introduced a new photographic system that is designed to precisely match a prosthesis to a person’s skin tone.

Touch Bionics, a prosthetic technology company, has unveiled an ultra-realistic range of limbs with features such as freckles, hairs and even tattoos.

 

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